On da Hook: May 20, 2012
Off da Hook: June 7, 2012
Dimensions: 40 x 43 inches (approximate measurement)
Recipe: Baby Puff Afghan by Hooker Leo
Hook: US J Hook
Yarn A: Unknown; Color: White
Yarn B: Pop’n Yarn; Yarn Color: 107 Primrose
Yarn C: Red Heart Classic; Yarn Color: 597 Light Lavender
Yarn D: Red Heart Classic; Yarn Color: 818 Blue Jewel
Yard E: Red Heart Classic; Yarn Color: 246 Sea Coral
Yarn G: Red Heart Super Saver; Yarn Color: Petal Pink
Yarn H: Unknown; Color: Pink
Yarn I: Unknown; Color: Yellow
Yarn J: Red Heart Super Saver; Yarn Color: Frosty Green
Yarn K: Lion Brand Sayelle; Yarn Color: 184 Peach
Formerly known as the Weird Science Afghan because it was made from scrap yarn and because it was the reincarnation of the blanket in the third picture. Cindy had received the blanket from someone as a donation to the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers baby shower if someone could fix it (indicated by arrows in picture 3) — or is it El Segundo Sliptstitchers? Question submitted to the guild. I told Cindy that I loved the stitch and would try to deconstruct it and recreate the afghan. Someone indicated that Victoria could figure it out. Sure enough, she got it during the meeting and showed me. I fine tuned the first row and was able to create a straight edge around the perimeter of the afghan; the original had an uneven border.
If you’d like to make this lovely textured baby afghan, you will find the pattern below or you can download a pdf. I used about 7 ounces of each color pictured, for a total of about 49 ounces. While the pattern is free; the afghan is not. Please email your price inquiries. PATTERN Loosely chain multiples of 3 + 1 to desired width Row 1
3 Dc in fourth chain from hook, * skip two chs and sc in third, chain two [1 dc], 3dc in same sc. * Repeat from * to * to last ch, sc, ch2, turn. Row 2
3Dc in sc, * sc in next sc, ch 2, 3 dc in same sc. * Repeat from * to * to end. sc in top of fourth dc [sc + 2ch]. Repeat Row 2 to desired length. If continuing with edging, turn. EDGING: Because of last turn you are now working on the reverse side. Row 1 Last Row Edge
3Sc in final sc. * Skip dc, sc in next dc, skip dc, sc in between last 2 dc [sc +2 ch and dc], dc in next sc * Repeat from * to * to last sc. Skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc. Side 1
3 Sc in dc space [sc +2ch]. * sc in next sc, 2 sc in next dc space. * Repeat from * to last dc space. Beginning Row Edge
3 Sc in sc. 2 Sc in dc space [sc +2ch], * sc in sc, 2 sc in dc space. * Repeat from * to last dc space. Side 2
3 Sc in sc. 2 Sc in dc space [sc +2ch], * sc in sc, 2 sc in dc space. * Repeat from * to last dc space. Row 2 Crab stitch in every sc.
2014-04-21 Addendum: View updated post: Baby Puff Afghan: New & Improved for updated recipe, which has been reviewed and updated!